Nelson County, Virginia
Winds gusting as high as 66 MPH in the mountains of Nelson County have caused numerous power outages Saturday night across the county. Early in the evening it was from Martins Store south into Nellysford and toward Beech Grove. Later in the evening after that power was restored it was points north from Martins Store toward Afton. Some residents in Schuyler were reporting outages around 8PM as well as a few residents in the Piney River area.
To make matters worse, temps plummeted into the lower 20’s by dark in the valley portions of Nelson and into the single digits in the mountains at Wintergreen. That combined with the high winds easily dropped wind chill readings well below zero.
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So far, so good up here on top of Wintergreen. The electric has flickered but not gone out. Am very happy to be sitting in front of the fire tonight.